Septic system maintenance is very important to keep your wastewater disposal facility working at all times and avoid major repairs as much as possible. Once a year inspection of your system is ideal, just to make sure it is in good condition and prevents costly emergency repairs. Spring brings in high temperatures and humidity, so watch out for your system for possible issues to arise.
Common Causes of Septic System Failure:
Pump Your Septic Tank
When was the last time your septic system has been pumped? You must have your system pumped to remove the build-up of sludge inside your tank every two years. This applies to a house with a maximum of four household members. The volume of water disposal is dependent on the total households and the frequency of usage. A professional septic inspector will assess your system state and recommends the possible timeline to do the pump.
You are living in an area where there is snow, as it melts it will cause flooding. As the water level rises and can reach your facility, your system may be affected by a flood. One of the signs is when puddles are forming in the area where your tank is placed. This will damage your tank and waste will be dangerous to health. Contact an expert septic service provider to assist you in removing the excess water in your facility.
Distance Gutter Downspouts Away from Disposal System
The Spring may cause heavy rainfall and the volume of water that goes into your gutter downspouts may cause flooding to your tank. Make sure to install it away from your septic to get rid of this flooding concern.
Your filter should be cleaned annually and change with the help of a professional. Ask them to assist you in changing your filter once they do the maintenance and to properly address other possible concerns.
Foul or offensive odor around your yard.
Drains take a lot of time to empty.
Wet smelly spots around your yard.
Regular septic pumping of the septic tank.
Greener grass over or around your septic tank.
Contact Septic Maintenance Professionals
Do not let the clogs and flooding ruin your springtime. West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service is a reliable service provider company that offers maintenance and full line service of the septic system. We are servicing the areas of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Holland, Coopersville, Allendale, and Twin Lake. Contact us at 877-739-7411.